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gibbon

noun gib·bon \ˈgi-bən\

: a small ape of southeastern Asia that has long arms and legs and lives mostly in trees

Full Definition of GIBBON

:  any of a genus (Hylobates of the family Hylobatidae) of agile brachiating tailless apes of southeastern Asia that are the smallest and most arboreal anthropoid apes

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Origin of GIBBON

French
First Known Use: 1774

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with GIBBON

Gibbon

biographical name Gib·bon \ˈgi-bən\

Definition of GIBBON

Edward 1737–1794 Eng. hist.
Gib·bon·esque \ˌgi-bə-ˈnesk\ or Gib·bon·ian \gi-ˈbō-nē-ən\ adjective

Rhymes with GIBBON

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